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by caseyfreeland
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Prologue and backstory
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

Re: Prologue and backstory

I'm a bit late to this barbecue, but you might consider keeping the backstory/prologue as it is and dropping it in chunks into the main novel when it would be appropriate for said protagonist to think on his or her past. I've seen this in film more than books, but I really like the effect. There is ...
by caseyfreeland
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: The big push
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: The big push

I've taken to reading it out-loud to my (poor) wife. Thankfully, she doesn't mind too much. It's amazing how many mistakes we catch this way, and I find it especially useful for 'beat and flow'. Excellent news. And good luck on the lottery thing. I still haven't figured that one out. Course I don't...
by caseyfreeland
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iPad and Scrivener and their Dropbox mediator...
Replies: 1
Views: 478

iPad and Scrivener and their Dropbox mediator...

I've put this off for months. For some reason, sending my draft to a Dropbox "cloud", working on it somewhere else and in a different format and then trusting all related parties to sync it back correctly into Scrivener was more than I could stand. It'd be like being the first guy in Starf...
by caseyfreeland
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: The big push
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: The big push

In a pinch, read it aloud to yourself. It's quick, will catch most of the glaring grammatical, word context and spelling problems and it's fun.

By the way, aloud means as if you were reading to be heard, not mumbling to yourself.

Good luck! Much success.

Casey
by caseyfreeland
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's groups
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Writer's groups

I joined a WG about 17 years ago on Prodigy. You all remember Prodigy, right? Before AOL? You know what AOL is right? Anyway, we all supported each other and even had some successes in our group. Still do. We're now great online friends. Most of us have stayed in touch. So I'm really glad I joined, ...
by caseyfreeland
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Ipad or Macbook? Advice for writing please.
Replies: 27
Views: 2530

Re: Ipad or Macbook? Advice for writing please.

I have an iPad and a MacBook. Love them both. Write on them both. But if I was looking for a portable writing machine right now it'd be a MBA. Largely because of Scrivener my MacBook is still my main writing machine. The other difficulties listed with large-scale writing projects on the iPad are all...
by caseyfreeland
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Novel writing made easy
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Novel writing made easy

Awesome video. Who makes these things? Stephen King's On Writing really is one of the best books "on writing" I've ever read. The audiobook version is even better with his narration.

Cheers,

Casey